Alma Ata D3 Health Study Programme – The health of the younger generation affects the future of the nation. In adolescence, there are many activities carried out and at this time adolescents also experience changes physically and psychologically. Therefore, adolescents must continue to maintain health to become productive adolescents. One of the efforts that can be made by adolescents is to prevent anaemia.
What is anaemia?
Anaemia is a condition where the haemoglobin (Hb) level in the blood is less than normal (12gr%), when the Hb level is less, the organs will not get enough oxygen supply.
Symptoms of Anaemia?
Each individual is different, but in general, anaemic teenagers will get tired easily, with weakness, pale skin, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, dizziness and headaches, and difficulty concentrating.
The impact: there will be a decrease in immunity, decreased concentration, decreased achievement in learning, not fresh and less productive. The risks of the mother’s death, and premature baby or low baby weight will increase when they get married and conceived.
How to Prevent It:
- Get into the habit of eating breakfast
- Eat nutritious: rich in iron, folic acid, Vitamin A, C, Zinc (meat, green vegetables and grains, eggs, fish and milk)
- Take blood supplement tablets
- Get enough rest
- Practice Sports